Discounted YALSA Publications

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The Complete Summer Reading Manual

The Complete Summer Reading Manual: From Planning to Evaluation

The Complete Summer Reading Manual: from Planning to Evaluation is a great resource, whether you’re embarking on your first SRP or you think you could plan one in your sleep! Teen summer reading program planners will find:

  • Authoritative advice on planning, budgeting, and evaluation from experienced frontline librarians
  • Tools for incorporating technology for any budget
  • Readers’ advisory sources and places to find reading trends each year
  • New Ideas for marketing, outreach, and collaboration
  • Detailed descriptions of programs that work from librarians just like you

Contributors include Mark Flowers, Megan Honig, Erin Downey Howerton, Kat Kan, Maria Kramer, Chris Shoemaker, and Connie Urquhart. This project was funded in part by a 2011 Carnegie-Whitney Grant from the American Library Association.

$40 $20 (50% off)

excellence in library services to young adults, 5th edition Excellence in Library Services to Young Adults, 5th edition

Edited by Amy Alessio for YALSA

Excellence in Library Services to Young Adults , 5th edition, highlights twenty-five of the best programs across the country, providing ideas for replicating and adapting them in school and public libraries. Organized for easy browsing, each chapter encourages you to think about the range of possible programs and illustrates the growing trend of including teens in very aspect of the program—from planning to outcomes! Order your copy today! Limited time offer: Buy a copy of Excellence in Library Services to Young Adults, 5th edition, and receive a free copy of Excellence in Library Services to Young Adults, 4th edition, edited by Renee Vaillancourt McGrath!

2008. 160p. ISBN 978-0-8389-8457-4.

$24 $12.50 (50% off)

Practical Programming: The Best of YA-YAAC Practical Programming: The Best of YA-YAAC

Young adult enthusiasts around the world coalesce at YALSA’s discussion list, YA-YAAC to chat about cool craft ideas, share teen programming successes, and solicit suggestions for challenges like uptight managers, teen-phobic environments, and programming brain freeze!

Practical Programming: The Best of YA-YAAC will provide librarians and library workers with a wealth of tried and true programming ideas for teens. Monique Delatte Starkey culled the best ideas and compiled them into this easy to read resource.

2013. 160 pages. ISBN-13: 978-0-8389-8670-7.

$40 $30 (25% off) $20 (50% off)

teen read week and teen tech weekTeen Read Week and Teen Tech Week: Tips and Resources for YALSA's Initiatives

Edited by Megan Fink for YALSA

Teen Read Week and Teen Tech Week: Tips and Resources for YALSA’s Initiatives brings together the best articles on reading and technology from YALSA's award-winning journal, Young Adult Library Services. Editor Megan Fink, middle school librarian and advisor at the Charlotte Country Day School and a former Teen Read Week chair, selected articles to form a manual that will offer guidance to librarians planning their annual events, with advice on best practices, collection development, outreach and marketing, program ideas and more.In addition, YA authors Walter Dean Myers and Cynthia Leitich Smith and Best Teen Read Week contest winners Elizabeth Kahn and Jennifer Velásquez contributed original content about the importance of these initiatives and how they support teens’ information needs, along with an introduction by YALSA past president Judy Nelson.

$35 $17.50 (50% off)

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